Eleven things I really love about my kids right now:
August 09, 2013

    1.  They adore one another.  Charlotte can make Evelyn laugh and keep her entertained like nobody else.  She keeps a close eye on her, making sure she doesn’t get into anything dangerous and alerting me of her every move.  And Evelyn crawls after Charlotte, always looking around for her.  They are the very best of friends.

Charlotte reading to her sister about les papillons (butterflies).

    2.  First thing in the morning – every morning – Charlotte always asks me if she can go outside and climb trees.

    3.  Evelyn just started holding her arms out when she wants to be picked up.  SWOON.

    4.  Donald taught Evie how to give kisses too.  Oh my stars, I cannot take the cuteness.

She asks to shoot her bow and arrow nearly daily too.

    5.  A few days ago, Charlotte told me that her name is “Charlotte Anaïs Rapunzel Serenity Merida Christensen” – Rapunzel from Tangled, Serenity from The Apple-Pip Princess, and Merida from Brave being her favorite princesses, of course.

    6.  We have been slowly working through Cressida Crowell’s How to Train Your Dragon series with Charlotte.  It has enriched her fantasy play in ways I never imagined.

    7.  Also, she is sort of obsessed with Viking helmets now…

Do you see the blue paint everywhere on my porch?  OH DO I HAVE A STORY FOR YOU, INTERNET.

    8.  When Evelyn sees me get out a carrier or a wrap, she starts flapping her arms up and down in excitement.  She will also wave at it, babble enthusiastically, giggle, and slowly and deliberately attempt to clap.

    9.  Seeing Evie in the hand-me-downs that Charlotte once wore makes my heart sing.

In a tree, of course!

    10.  Every time I wrongly identify a dinosaur, Charlotte’s world basically implodes on the spot.  It’s a little annoying sometimes, but it’s also strangely endearing.

    11.  Sometimes when Evelyn laughs she sounds a bit like a squeak toy.  It is awesome.

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  1. By on August 09, 2013

    Oh, the cuteness in this post is overwhelming. That princess dress and the bow and arrow, the ginger fuzz and baby chub on Evie.  Evie looks like another very tall Christensen.  I know your life is impossibly business but I look forward to hearing the paint story soon.

  2. By Corrine on August 10, 2013

    What a beautiful post! So much love <3

  3. By missjoules on August 12, 2013

    So, I don’t always think that babies are the cutest of creatures. I remember when I started reading your blog I thought that you had the cutest baby in the world (obviously, Robin wasn’t born yet ;)), but I have to say that Evelyn is equally as adorable!

    I love this post! I love how much you love your girls. They sound like so much fun. Can’t wait to hear about the blue paint!

  4. By on August 14, 2013

    Oh my gosh, when did little Evie’s hair get so blonde? Kids change and grow so darn quickly! It never ceases to amaze me.

    Also, I have to comment about HTTYD, because I was the one who gave you the heads up (on Facebook, I think) that it is an awesome book series and not just a ridiculously adorable movie. As I recall, at the time, you thought you might have to read it on your own for a while until it was on Charlotte’s reading comprehension level. I’m thrilled to see that y’all are enjoying the books together!! :)

  5. By petal and plume on August 16, 2013

    so very lovely and precious!

  6. By Mrs. Flinger on August 24, 2013

    It’s been far too long but oh, the joys, when I see you have ANOTHER girl. And the cute pictures have not stopped. Congrats to all of you!!!

  7. By pc games on October 07, 2013

    I love this post! I love how much you love your girls

  8. By כתיבת עבודות סמינריוניות on October 23, 2013

    Lovely Pictures and great reasons.

  9. By Charlie on November 01, 2013

    You are lucky to have kids who adore each other. I argued with my brother ALL of the time. Every day. We drove our parents up the wall!

    Viking helmets???





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